Virtual Event Information

2024 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon – Virtual Events

The 2024 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is proud to include Virtual Options! Participants who want to participate remotely in the 2024 event can do so through our virtual event options. This allows for participants to complete their mileage on their own at the place of their choosing; bike trail, neighborhood, treadmill, and more! This also enables them to complete their mileage on their time during race week (March 31-April 7, 2024). We have Virtual Event options for the marathon, half marathon, 5k, relay, and kids run.

Participants who wish to register for a virtual event can do so by selecting their event from the drop down menu on the marathon’s registration page (for example: “Marathon – Virtual Edition”). Here is a direct link to registration:

Fittest Company Challenge and Fittest School Challenge
Participants in the Virtual Events also count toward their company or school total for the Fittest Company or Fittest School Challenge! Just be sure and include your Company/School during the registration process.

Instructions for Submitting Virtual Results
Thank you for participating in the 2024 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon – Virtual Edition! We have received many questions about where, when, and how to submit results.

When: You’ll be able to submit your virtual results starting on Sunday, March 31, at 12:01 a.m. You can submit your results until Sunday, April 7, at 11:59 p.m. Be sure and submit your results during the week-long window!

Where: Go to our event page found here and click on “Submit Virtual Results” button.

How: Submitting your virtual results is very user friendly. You can input your data manually, or you can choose to upload your data from your third party service (Garmin, Strava, etc.). However, if you need assistance, click here for a thorough article by that explains step by step how to submit your results.

NOTE: If your third party service tries to upload a distance longer than the one you are registered for, it will give you an error message and ask you to input manually. For example, if you register for the marathon and your Garmin says you ran 26.35 miles, our results system will require you to change your mileage to just 26.2 miles for proper submission.

What: You will be able to view comprehensive data including total miles, pace, elevation, and overall placement.

Why: Because you believe in a healthier community just as we do!


There are two options for obtaining your race packet.

OPTION 1 – Pickup your race packet at our traditional Clayton Health and Fitness Expo. This will be held on Saturday, April 6, at the World’s Fair Exhibition Hall (935 World’s Fair Park Drive). The hours of the Expo are 9 am – 8 pm Eastern. This is the time and location that participants in the live, in-person events will also pick up their packets.

OPTION 2 – Have your packet shipped to you starting the week of April 8.

For an $8 shipping charge per packet, we are offering to ship packets to virtual participants starting the week of April 8 (after event weekend). If you want us to do this for you, you MUST visit our merchandise store and purchase this item. Click here to have your virtual race packet shipped. (The item is at the bottom of the merchandise store webpage).

Please note that we will only ship packets to participants in the virtual events; we will not ship them to participants in the live, in-person events.

Thanks again for participating in one of our virtual events this year. We appreciate your support!

Des Linden to be 2024 CHKM Expo Guest Speaker!

Des Linden to be 2024 CHKM Expo Guest Speaker!
We’re excited to announce our 2024 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Expo Special Guest Speaker! She’s a 2-time Olympian for Team USA, she’s the current world record holder for the 50K (2:59:54), she just broke the U.S. Masters Women’s Marathon record in Chicago with a 2:27:35, and she’s the 2018 Boston Marathon Champion! We hope you’ll come out and celebrate Des Linden’s career as we celebrate 20 years of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon!


Bib Numbers for 2023!

Bib Numbers Now Posted!

We have assigned bib numbers for this weekend! You’ll need to know your bib number before picking up your packet on Saturday.

Bib Numbers sorted by NAME – Click here

Bib Numbers sorted by BIB NUMBER (to scout the competition) – Click here

Be sure to know your bib number before you come to the Clayton Health and Fitness Expo.

NOTE: Virtual participants will not receive a bib number on the list posted.

2023 Road Closures

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon announces road closures along race routes

Streets and lanes will be blocked within the center city and surrounding areas for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon race events on April 1-2. All roads are expected to be open by 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2.

The Clinch Avenue Viaduct is the start for all races and will be closed to traffic starting at 1 p.m. Saturday until 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Parking will be prohibited on Clinch Avenue between 11th and 16th streets, and vehicles parked on the street will be towed Saturday evening.

On Saturday, the Covenant Kids Run starts at 5:30 p.m., necessitating closures of 11th Street and World’s Fair Park Drive in front of the former Candy Factory building and Knoxville Museum of Art, and periodic closures of Clinch and White avenues between 11th and 13th streets and a small portion of 13th Street between Clinch and White avenues during the run.

The 5K starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday with closures throughout the Fort Sanders neighborhood until about 8:30 p.m.

On Sunday morning, the marathon will require staggered road closures from 7:20 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. throughout downtown Knoxville and the following neighborhoods: Fort Sanders, Sequoyah Hills, Fourth & Gill, Parkridge, Island Home and Old Sevier.

Motorists who need to reach Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital on Sunday morning should take Alcoa Highway to the Cumberland Avenue/Kingston Pike exit and enter the Fort Sanders area via 20th Street. Please look for directional signage along this route.

Maps of the courses are available at

The details for specific road closures are as follows:

  • World’s Fair Park Drive: Closed from start of race until half-marathon passes from 11th Street, then closure is moved to south of parking lot beside the Knoxville Museum of Art; closed on north end by Fort Kid.
  • Clinch Avenue Viaduct from Henley to 11th streets: Closed throughout marathon weekend events.
  • Clinch Avenue: Closed at the start of marathon, 5K and Covenant Kids Run from 11th to James Agee streets and at end of marathon between Union Avenue to World’s Park Drive.
  • James Agee Street: Closed at start of marathon and Covenant Kids Run from Clinch to Cumberland avenues.
  • Volunteer Boulevard: Closed for 5K to UT Drive on west end.
  • Lake Loudoun Boulevard: Southbound lanes from Todd Helton Drive to Neyland Drive closed for marathon.
  • Neyland Drive: Eastbound and westbound lanes closed for marathon from Walnut Street to Kingston Pike until turnaround is complete.
  • Kingston Pike: Eastbound lanes closed between Neyland Drive and Cherokee Boulevard; traffic will be two-way in westbound lanes.
  • Cherokee Boulevard: Southbound lanes closed.
  • Blows Ferry Road: Westbound lanes closed.
  • Alta Vista Way: Northbound lane closed.
  • Noelton Drive: Right lane closed from Alta Vista Way to Kingston Pike.
  • Kingston Pike: Right lane closed westbound from Noelton Drive to Forest Park Boulevard.
  • Forest Park Boulevard: Northbound right lane closed from Kingston Pike to Newcom Avenue.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue: Westbound lanes closed from North Bertrand Street to Summit Hill Drive.
  • Summit Hill Drive: Westbound lanes closed from Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue to Patton Street.
  • Newcom Avenue: Closed from Forest Park Boulevard to Lebanon Street.
  • Lebanon Street: Closed from Newcom Avenue to Third Creek Greenway.
  • Tyson Park: Closed at Kingston Pike entrance and road closed sign inside Tyson Park at Highway 129 overpass.
  • Cumberland Avenue: Right westbound curb lane closed from Tyson Park to 22nd street.
  • 22nd Street: Closed from Forest to Cumberland avenues.
  • Forest Avenue: Closed from 17th to 22nd streets; continued closure from 17th Street east to 13th Street.
  • Highland Avenue: Eastbound lanes closed from 11th to 13th streets.
  • 11th Street: Closed from Highland to Western avenues.
  • Grand Avenue: Closed between both intersections with World’s Fair Park Drive.
  • Gay Street: Northbound right lane closed from Jackson Avenue to Summit Hill Drive.
  • Magnolia Avenue: Closed between Gay and North Central streets.
  • Central Street: Closed between Magnolia Avenue and Broadway.
  • 3rd Avenue: Closed between North Central and Eleanor streets.
  • Deery Street: Closed between 4th and Lovenia avenues.
  • Lovenia Ave: Closed between Deery and Luttrell streets.
  • Luttrell Street: Closed between Lovenia and Wells avenues.
  • Wells Avenue: Closed between Luttrell and Eleanor streets.
  • Eleanor Street: Closed between Wells and 3rd avenues.
  • Fourth Avenue: Closed between Deery to Central streets.
  • 5th Avenue: Closed between Hall of Fame Drive and Winona Street.
  • Hall of Fame Drive: Closed between the two intersections with 5th Avenue.
  • Winona Street: Northbound lane closed between 5th and Washington avenues.
  • Washington Avenue: Closed between Winona and North Bertrand streets.
  • North Bertrand Street: Closed from Washington to McCalla avenues.
  • Cumberland Avenue: Closed between Central and State streets.
  • State Street: Closed between Cumberland and Hill avenues.
  • Hill Avenue: Closed between State Street and the James White Connector.
  • James White Parkway: Closed between State Street Connector to Sevier Avenue ramp.
  • Sevier Avenue: Right lane closed from James White Parkway to Island Home Avenue; cones 6-8 feet from westbound curb for runner lane from Island Home Avenue to Council Place.
  • Island Home Avenue: Closed from Sevier Avenue to Maplewood Drive; westbound traffic to use Hillwood Drive.
  • Council Place: Closed between Sevier Avenue to Gay Street.
  • Wall Avenue: Closed between Gay Street and Market Square.
  • Union Avenue: Closed between Market Square and Locust Street.
  • Locust Street: Closed between Union and Clinch avenues.